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Dominus--Vintage 1996

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Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:  US$1,440
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Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley Both lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 88-89 "A Napa classic, Dominus is produced by Christian Mouiex from fruit grown on the Yountville bench in loamy soils over deep alluvial beds. Although somewhat overshadowed by the 1997 in the eyes of some collectors, the 1996 vintage was essentially perfect in every way, with hot days, cool nights and moderate precipitation producing wines of fantastic balance. The harvest took place in passes throughout the month of September, and the final blend was 82 Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 Cabernet Franc, with the balance split between Merlot and Petit Verdot. Today the wine shows the peppery eucalyptus notes typical of Napa but also a classically elegant and balanced character to the red and black berry fruit that marries well with the tannic, firm structure on the palate to produce an impression that transcends both old world and new." CC, September 2008 1 dozen bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine and Rare Wines Featuring a Rare Vertical of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945-2007
Date of the auction: 14 May 2011
Address: Christie's
14 May 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center